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My question got closed (as a duplicate)

My question got closed as a duplicate (I think by a single mod, not by the community)... the question it linked to, did not contain the answer I specified in my question. I already added comments as ...
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Tag synonym request: diskonkey -> usb-flash-drive

Can someone with tag synonym rights in usb-flash-drive consider implementing diskonkey as a synonym? There was a new question in the tag a few minutes ago, and I had to look up what a "Disk on ...
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Why is a specific question with a certain answer marked as opinion-based?

Can someone explain to me why the question Can the use of OPKG on ZyXEL Keenetic Ultra II cause damage to the firmware or its incorrect operation? is opinion-based? I really don't understand people ...
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Why did I get 2 reputation for upvoting a post and accepting an answer?

I'm relatively new to Stack Overflow as a whole; why do I get reputation for telling others that my post is good?
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Improvements in the reopening system needed? [closed]

When a question gets closed, it can be asked for reopening, but in my experience that is very hard to happen. Even if after editing it shows again in the main page, the tag "[closed]" acts ...
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Is my redacting potentially harmful links the "right" action?

I've redacted the links in this question, because they did not link directly to content, but to a website from which to download the content the website in question opened advertisement popups with ...
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Super User not using my SE network profile

Normally when I sign up on a different SE site it uses my existing SE profile... however that doesn't seem to the be case here. Is there any way I can set it to my network profile without having to ...
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Please re-consider the suspension of my review previlege

It was this answer that I reviewed as 'Looks OK' but was judged as incorrectly handled. https://superuser.com/review/first-answers/1113523 The comment pointed out that the answer was covered in the ...
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Can a badge be removed after being awarded?

Out of curiosity (not a real problem): I have a question with 99 votes, now I'm waiting patiently for the 100th vote ;). With the 100th vote a badge will be awarded and I was wondering what happens if ...
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I think my question has been closed unfairly

My question was: "Is it true that using different sized RAM's will not lead to a better performance in 2020 laptops" I've edited the question, but there seems to be some type of bot which ...
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Is it possible to create custom filter to search for a tag on a few / selected sites?

At this moment I'm mostly looking for the questions and answers connected to ffmpeg tag. Most of them are here, on superuser.com, but I can also see them on the other sites like video.stackexchange....
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Why was this question deleted and locked because it was “marked as spam or rude or abusive” by community bot within seconds of adding inline images?

Haven’t see the community bot do this before: A question was posted that, I will admit, seemed a bit like a troll over here: “What happens if you plug in a USB-USB cable into a wireless mouse's USB ...
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"How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises" - suggestions improving the question

How to obtain a Laptop without hidden surprises was closed within minutes of posting with the stated reason: Questions seeking for hardware shopping recommendations are off-topic because they are ...
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Is a request for specific information about software error messages really off topic?

I asked for a comprehensive list of error and informational messages produced by Robocopy. I described my problem (a huge log file), my efforts to resolve it (numerous web searches and reading ...
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Are questions about pirated software banned on Super User?

I am a newbie to Super User, and I know this forum is related to Q/A for software usability. Problems encountered when using software can be asked here. I have asked a question about Windows 8.1 pro ...
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Is there a way to Block abusive users

Is there a way to block an abusive user?
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Is this question in-topic?

Would it be in-topic to ask if, given the current shortage of MacBooks, I should buy a MacBook Pro 14'' with M1 Pro, or wait until the M2 comes out? I'm not interested in gaming, but I want to train ...
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Gray Line To Migrate Questions About Similar Topic

I asked the question below: Latest Windows 10 Will Not Deploy Printers Per Computer Users are telling me it should be on ServerFault but on Serverfault I found a similar question that they migrated it ...
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A proper question got closed down

I posted a question with a lot of details How do I prevent an exe and Powershell on Windows / PC to stop running altogether? But it got closed with the reason "not enough details provided"....
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Can I award a bounty to somebody who solved my problem but did not answer my question?

I asked a question a week ago, asking what I thought was a bizarre problem (but turns out it's not). Two days and no answer so far, I decided to start a 50 rep bounty in hope of seeking answer, as I ...
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How do you gain reputation without asking something?

I'm Talha Yaser, and I need reputation to comment. How do I gain reputation without asking a question on this platform?
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Can somebody of rank create a tag #albert for me?

I am the author of the app albert launcher and want to redirect users in the support channel to this site to ask or find questions. Can somebody please add the #albert, #albertlauncher or #albert-...
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Why did I receive a "serial voting was reversed" correction? [closed]

I read the resource here, but I don't believe my voting activity aligns with the described behavior: EDIT: attached additional screenshot.
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Is this text on a help article a bug (or something else)?

In the editing help article it says: if(thisSite.Settings.Site.StyleCodeByDefault) { Code blocks will be highlighted using highlight.js. In many cases, the syntax highlighting language will be ...
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Where's the dark theme option?

Stack Overflow has a dark theme option for several months now. Why is the same option not available on Super User? And across all the exchanges.
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Where did my comments go?

Just today, I had a discussion in the comments in this question and suddenly I realized that all my comments below the question (including a comment below one of the answers) are gone. Now, I know ...
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question closed because a newer question is open

just a got a notification that an old question of mine was closed but I'm confused as to why: Windows photo viewer can't run because not enough memory? apparently closed because it has been ...
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The tag [variables] is too similar to [variables]

When creating the [variables] tag, the following dialog pops out: After clicking "Yes, I'm sure", the system throws: So does the [variables] tag exist or not?
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Answers to questions but no acceptance or votes

I've been trying to work up a decent points score on Super User, but it's very difficult. Not necessarily because I can't write answers, but because there seem to be a very high proportion of people ...
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How do I move an ongoing comment swarm to chat when the OP has only 1 point?

I can't find an answer to this and have searched through the matches that I could find with no avail. I have a user that needs my help but the comments have become a storm. I would like to move this ...
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Why asking about computer software is closed as off-topic?

Upgrade Visual Studio 2019 to 2022 for free? this has been closed as off-topic. I just looked at the super user topics article and it clearly says "computer software". Please reopen
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Are questions about Chromebook apps off topic?

I'm baffled at the closure of Distinguishing between Chrome OS apps and Android apps. How is this about anything other than "computer software and personal and home computer networking," two ...
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Could you create the "miller" tag

Miller is a great cli tool to work with structured text data file. The tag description could be: Miller is an open source command line utility: it is like awk, sed, cut, join, and sort for name-...
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Why does the community have such vague rules that any administrator can adjust almost any question to fit them?

I wrote a question about computer hardware. A smartphone (tablet) is a computer these days. However, this question is "off-topic". Let's admit. However, why then there are topics like this: ...
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Where does this question belong?

I asked a question about Whatsapp. It wasn't about the mobile version. It's a general question that is relevant to the desktop app as well as the browser version or the mobile app. But someone thought ...
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How is my question about the Windows Registry off-topic?

I've got the question https://superuser.com/questions/1651185/does-windows-have-any-protection-against-programs-that-refuse-to-uninstall (deleted automatically by Community, only for 10K+ users) ... ...
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I have flagged a question as a duplicate. The flag was marked as "helpful". But the question still hasn't closed

Yesterday (6/9/21), a question was asked: How to remove the new weather info from the taskbar?. I have flagged this question as an exact duplicate of: How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget ...
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Factual correction edits and comments being removed. What's going on?

I edited https://superuser.com/a/1652392/197867 for factual accuracy - specifically that motherboards are the limiting factor behind VT-d and AMD-Vi support nowadays, not processors. As far as I can ...
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Ban reinstated when I asked a new question after the existing one, but is not lifted by an upvote and +10 points in reputation?

I got banned without warning whatsoever who knows when (since Stack Exchange does not let you see the ban issuance date and time), and waited patiently until some days ago when it was lifted to ask a ...
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Recent Win10 v20H2 update made comment's italicized monospaced content a cursive-like font?

Anyone else experiencing this and how do I change it, as modifying the font settings in Chromium-based Edge has no effect and the same output occurs in FireFox? I'm unsure what update could have ...
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My question incorrectly marked as duplicate

recently I asked a question here WiFi keeps reconnecting when ICS is active on Windows 10 and its been marked as a dupe by mistake cause even though it has a lot of similarity to USB WiFi Adapter ...
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How can I post an answer to this question on SuperUser?

I viewed a topic on this site which hasn't really been answered for 4 years: “How to go to the next/previous picture using the Windows 10 default photo viewer?” On reading the responses, it gave me ...
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Incorrect migration of post (to Android Enthusiasts)

I have a question about my Super User post: Issues in communicating via IPSec (StrongSwan) between an Android client and its gateway (IKEv2) The day I had posted my question, the moderator David ...
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A question I submitted as a guest was removed. How can I recover the question, and why was it removed without any feedback?

I submitted this question as a guest, while logged out. For reasons unknown the post was removed. Perhaps it was deemed unsuitable for Superuser or whatever, but in any case I would like to recover ...
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Tag rename request for spelling of TrueType

There is a standard for fonts named TrueType. There is no space, no hyphen, the same as with, say, JavaScript. However, there is a tag true-type-fonts instead of truetype-fonts. Please could the tag ...
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question body doesn't meet quality standards - how to solve?

I try to ask below question, however however I rephrase it I keep getting "doesn't meet our quality standards" error. How I can resolve it?
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How to share posts if no one is interested and not enough rep for bounties?

So I have this question still lying around with only a single comment showing some special keys, but I'm hoping for an answer that very well suits the aspect of the question. It has been there for ...
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How do I sign out from Superuser? [duplicate]

I'm looking for the sign out button here. Where is it? I can't add any more detail. It says I need more in this segment but I don't have anymore detail.
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voting correction

I got a voting correction "out of the blue". It's not much so I don't care about the rep change very much. But I was wondering where (which answers/questions) and why it was applied. I haven'...
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Questionably bad answer used for audit

This answer to the question "How does one Install a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer on Arch Linux ARM and Raspberry Pi 4B?". It's deleted and used as an audit question. For users who can't ...

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